| Mar 17, 2011
| 11:37 AM
WASHINGTON--Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he and Sen. Dick Durbin are seeking a letter from the White House saying the vacant state prison in Thomson would not house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, so plans could advance to sell the facility to...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:41 AM
U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh told supporters today he will run against fellow Republican freshman U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren in the new 14th District if a Democratic-drawn redistricting map survives a court challenge.
"If (voters) have to decide between two...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh used a convention of tea party activists Saturday to assail GOP leadership, contending House Speaker John Boehner is trying to quell dissent because of a mistaken fear that Americans believe Washington is...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 5:20 PM
WASHINGTON — Rejecting his ex-wife’s claim that he owes more than $100,000 in child support, U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh contends that he and she informally modified their support agreement for five years and that she is now trying to “exploit&...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 5:59 PM
The Democratic primary contest in the newly drawn northwest suburban 8th Congressional District is heating up financially as well as politically. Tammy Duckworth outraised Raja Krishnamoorthi in the last three months, but Krishnamoorthi holds a cash-on-...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Chicago-area Republican and Democratic congressional candidates are stockpiling cash as they gear up for March primary elections that are expected to be costly and contentious, new campaign finance reports show.
One of the most-anticipated GOP matchups...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:40 PM
West Coast Championships start Thursday
The 2011 National Scholastic Surfing Assn. West Coast Championships, presented by NIKE 6.0, starts Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier. The four-day event starts Thursday with...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:46 AM
WASHINGTON --- Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who left a high-level job Thursday at the Veterans Affairs Department, has begun making calls today to sound people out about a potential run for Congress, her political consultant said.Duckworth, who was an...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:34 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 3
CLASSIC AMERICAN MUSICALS
Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof,,,,these and ten other great musicals are featured as we listen to (and discuss) exemplars of this distinctive American form of...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth outraised Republican Rep. Joe Walsh by a better than 2-1 ratio from April to June, and both candidates in the heated 8th Congressional District contest began this month with more than $700,000 to spend.
| Jul 19, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Controversial tea party-backed freshman Rep. Joe Walsh, in a tough race for re-election against Democrat Tammy Duckworth, said Thursday he would skip a visit to the Republican National Convention in Tampa at the end of next month.
| Mar 5, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Van Halen took the heaviness and virtuosity of pre-New Wave, mid-’70s European hard rock bands – Deep Purple, Rainbow, U.F.O., the Michael Schenker Group and the Scorpions – and passed them off as American attributes, wrapping them in...